There are few things I like better than good food but one of them is….. Free food. Now if that free food is also good food then even better and fortunately this SO was.
You see, I was challenged by Iceland as part of their #PowerOfFrozen campaign to make a dish using some of their products, in particular their exotic meat range by Kezie Foods which includes; Rabbit, Kangaroo burger and Ostrich steak to name a few.
I thought to myself, if it’s good enough for Peter Andre then it’s good enough for me so off I went with the vouchers they sent me to see what I could find. I have to admit, I don’t shop at Iceland much, simply because I live and work right next to another big supermarket (and it’s a bit out the way for me) but I was pleasantly surprised by the selection they had. Because of the generous allowance I was given, I managed to get a few other items that didn’t make it into this recipe such as King Prawns and wild Atlantic Salmon and both were great. So much so I might even stop being lazy and take the odd trip to Iceland every now and then (Peter Andre didn’t get his abs sitting on his arse).
The pick of the bunch however was definitely the Wild Boar and Apple Sausages I pinged out for the grand sum of £2.50 which I thought was incredibly good value. I have a bit of a sweet tooth so anything sweet always catches my eye. As with most recipes I always get ideas from others and look to tweak things to make them healthier (or taste better in my opinion) so in this case I subbed out;
- Pork sausages for the Wild Boar and Apple Sausages
- Sweet potato for White potato (not that there is anything wrong with white potato)
- Half the eggs for egg whites
Whilst the Wild Boar and Apple sausages weren’t particularly lean they were less calories than a traditional pork sausage so combined with the egg substitution brought down the calories significantly to make it a well balanced meal.
This was so good that my girlfriend said she is going to Iceland specifically to pick up some of the sausages and make this recipe!
Wild Boar & Apple Sausage, Sweet Potato and Kale Frittata
- 2 Kezie Foods Wild Boar and Apple Sausages, skins removed
- 2 large eggs
- 2 egg whites
- 1 small onion, diced
- 20 g Pecorino Romano Cheese (or other hard Italian cheese)
- 100 g sweet potato, cut into small cubes
- 1 handful kale
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
Whisk the whole eggs and egg whites in a bowl along with the cheese, salt and pepper. Set aside
Heat a non stick pan over a medium heat and cook the onion for 2-3 minutes before adding the garlic and sausage meat, breaking the meat up as you go and cooking for a further 3-5 minutes until golden. Transfer to a plate.
Add the sweet potato to a pan along with the paprika and fry until cooked through. Cover the pan if you can to help speed up the process.
Once the potatoes are cooked, add the sausage, garlic and onion mixture back in before adding in the egg mixture and reducing the pan to a medium heat.
Once you can see the bottom of the frittata is cooked, you have 2 options; either attempt to flip the frittata in the pan or finish it off under the grill. I finished it off under the grill to give it that lovely golden topping.
This is great to have hot as well as cold and would be good to take as a packed lunch!
Nutritional Information per serving:
Calories: 314 / Carbohydrate: 20g / Protein: 23g / Fat: 15g